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Deaf and hard of hearing aware of increases in Closed Caption: CAB study

Briefs | 12/16/2008 8:28 pm EST

A study commissioned by the Canadian Association of BroadcastersCAB on Closed Captioning (CC) has found that over half of English language and two-thirds of French language participants are aware increases to captioning initiated in the last two years. The study, conducted earlier this month in Montreal and Toronto, gauged user reaction and responses to proposed CC standards developed by stakeholders in the industry. Specifically, the study sought to measure the reactions of the deaf and hard of hearing to two styles of CC: roll up (or scrolling) captioning and pop-on (or block scrolling). About 47 participants took part in the study. The following are some of the key findings:

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